The technology is based upon DMG / Mori Seiki's implementation of standard APT with DMG / Mori Seiki extensions that are supported within GibbsCAM. The interface project began with 3- to 5-axis machining, then further developed to encompass both turning and mill-turn requirements. The companies are working to support MTM machines in a future release. To the GibbsCAM user, the interface is a simple output selection, with no further input requirement. In combination with the post processor, it enables the full use of features in DMG / Mori Seiki I machines and controls without the need for custom post processors or machine simulation models. GibbsCAM users program a part in the same way as they are accustomed to doing, but instead of running a GibbsCAM post processor, they select the DMG / Mori Seiki interface, and with a single mouse click, generate a specific APT-CL file. The Manufacturing Suite Post Processor software provided by DMG / Mori Seiki takes this data and creates the machine ready NC code. Gibbs and Associates states that the two companies will incorporate new capabilities into their APT implementation as new machines and machine functions are introduced.